- Job Title: Blood Bank Technologist
- Job ID: 451433
- Location: University Hospitals
- Department: Transfusion Service
- Full/Part Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- Shift: Night
- FTE %: 100
- Salary Range Min: $28.32
- Salary Range Max: $42.48
Blood Bank Technologist (Job Opening 451433) - Scope of Position
The Blood Bank Technologist prepares blood components for transfusion. Preparation of blood components includes: receiving blood products from outside sources, thawing FFP/ Cryoprecipitate, and allocating blood products for transfusions. Technologists process specimens to include entering test results into the computer system, ABO/RH typing, crossmatching, antibody screening and identification. The Blood Bank Technologist receives telephone inquiries regarding specimens, test results, and product availability. The Blood Bank Technologist is responsible for issuing blood and blood products for patient transfusion. Staff must maintain patient files receive and distributes supplies within the department. This is a very complex transfusion service and serves a very diverse patient population. The department is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
The Blood Bank Technologist processes patient specimens to include ABO/RH typing, crossmatching, antibody screen/identification. Handles phone inquires regarding patient results, specimen collection and product availability. The Blood Bank Technologist will participate in quality control, quality assurance and general laboratory duties such as filing and data entry. Other duties and projects will be assigned to staff on an as needed basis.
Education and experience
Bachelors degree in medical technology with MT/ MLS (ASCP) or equivalent certification of bachelor's degree in bio-science with post degree experience in clinical lab setting or equivalent combination of education/experience. Applicant must obtain MT/MLS certification within 1 year of hire.